Greystone Wines

IMAGINE IF YOU FOUND THE PERFECT SOIL, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT TO GROW WINE, BUT NO-ONE HAD EVER PLANTED THERE BEFORE?!

About the winery
Greystone draws its name from the mix of fossils and limestone thrust up from the earth to form the hillside we call home. In 2000 the Thomas Family discovered this unique site and forged a vineyard from this ancient seabed. Each wine is a fleeting snapshot of a time and place; vines and soils are reflected in every bottle.

Learn more about Greystone Wines and their facilities at:

http://www.greystonewines.co.nz

Location

North Canterbury

Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00Friday: 10:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
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Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
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Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
North Canterbury
Country
New Zealand
Organic
No
Wines produced
Greystone Pinot Noir, Greystone Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc, Greystone Riesling, Greystone Pinot Gris, Greystone Chardonnay, Greystone Syrah, Greystone Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir, Greystone Gewurztraminer
History & Geography
In 2000 the Thomas Family purchased a farm on the Omihi hills and began work to create the Greystone vineyard. From the outset there was one goal; to realise exceptional wines from the unique terroir. By 2004 with the help of Viticulturist Nick Gill they’d planted thirteen blocks across the Omihi slopes. Dom Maxwell became our winemaker and a team was formed in the pursuit of realising the potential of this exceptional site. The north facing limestone hills slope down to clay – the perfect combination for growing wines with minerality and concentration. Greystone’s first wines were grown on the banks of the Waipara river but in 2004 the move came to the limestone and clay slopes of their newly planted home in Omihi. In 2008 the first wine was produced from here and over the years Greystone has grown amid accolades and acclaim to be recognised as one of New Zealand’s best wineries. We love this region and with our wines we strive to capture the essence of this site.
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